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Mar 7, 2017 Jürgen C. Otto and David E. Hill
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Five new peacock spiders from eastern Australia (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini: Maratus Karsch 1878 and Saratus, new genus)
Topics: euophryine, jumping spider, Maratus anomalus, Maratus aurantius, Maratus julianneae, Maratus...
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One new species within the Australian genus Maratus Karsch 1878 is described: M. purcellae from the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. Male display behaviour appears to be relatively simple, including elevation and movement of the opisthosoma from side to side in front of a female.
Topics: Araneae, Australia, Euophryinae, jumping spider, Maratus, peacock spider, Salticidae
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Nov 3, 2012 The Peckham Society
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Numbers of the journal PECKHAMIA, named in honor of George and Elizabeth Peckham and dedicated to the study of salticid spiders since 1977. These numbers can be freely copied, archived, and distributed. Please contqct the authors of respective numbers for any other uses of these documents or the text and illustrations contained therein. A publication of The Peckham Society.
Topics: PECKHAMIA, Salticidae, jumping spider
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This paper deals with the scope of the genus Maratus, and includes the description of five new species of Maratus and Saitis. This work may be freely copied, archived, and distributed. For any other purposes, please contact the authors.
Topics: Hypoblemum, Jotus, Lycidas, Saitis, peacock spider, Prostheclina
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Dec 4, 2011
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PECKHAMIA is an open-access journal dedicated to furthering the study of salticid spiders (jumping spiders) by serious amateurs and professionals alike. See http://www.peckhamia.com for more information.
Topics: peckhamia, spiders, salticidae, salticids
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Feb 21, 2009 David Edwin Hill
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This movie depicts general behavior of Phidippus whitmani, a relatively small species of Phidippus that typically lives in leaf-litter or on herbaceous plants near the ground in wooded areas. These spiders are found throughout the eastern United States. In the southern part of their range, females are bright red. In the north, they are brown. Facing turns, grooming, feeding on Diptera (Brachycera and Nematocera), as well as feeding upon an immature Pisaurina mira (Araneae: Pisauridae) are...
Topics: Phidippus, Phidippus whitmani, salticid, Salticidae, spider, jumping spider, Araneae, feeding,...
This video shows a large jumping spider, an adult female Phidippus clarus, as it feeds upon an araneid or orb-weaving spider,Acasesia hamata. A. hamata normally rests on top of rolled leaves on herbaceous plants during the day, where it is vunerable to attack by these large jumping spiders (Salticidae).
Topics: Salticidae, salticid, jumping spider, spider, Araneae, Araneidae, Acasesia, Acasesia hamata,...
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Feb 16, 2009 David Edwin Hill
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This movie depicts some of the behavior of the small dendryphantine jumping spider Pelegrina galathea, a common inhabitant of old fields and prairies in Eastern North America. Featured behavior includes feeding on insects and plant sap, construction of shelters with silk and plant parts, grooming, jumping, and facing turns in general.
Topics: Salticidae, salticid, Pelegrina, jumping spider, spider, animal behavior, behavior, behaviour,...
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Feb 15, 2009 David Edwin Hill
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This video depicts facing (turning), grooming, mating, and feeding behavior of adult male and female Phidippus audax jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from Greenville County, South Carolina, USA.
Topics: Salticidae, salticid, jumping spider, spider, Lycosidae, wolf spider, mating behavior, Phidippus,...
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Feb 14, 2009 David Edwin Hill
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This video contains three more sequences of an adult female Phidippus audax jumping spider from Greenville County, SC, USA, feeding on lycosid spiders.
Topics: Salticidae, salticid, jumping spider, spider, Lycosidae, wolf spider, Phidippus, Phidippus audax
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Feb 14, 2009 David Edwin Hill
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This video includes two sequences of feeding upon relatively large brachyceran flies (Sarcophagiidae or flesh flies) by an adult female Phidippus audax from Greenville County, South Carolina, USA. These flies are relatively hard-bodied, limiting the ability of these spiders to macerate them during feeding.
Topics: Salticidae, salticid, jumping spider, spider, Lycosidae, wolf spider, Phidippus, Phidippus audax,...
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Feb 14, 2009 David Edwin Hill
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This video depicts six sequences of an adult female jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae: Phidippus audax) feeding on wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae) in Greenville County, South Carolina, USA.
Topics: Salticidae, salticid, jumping spider, spider, Lycosidae, wolf spider, Phidippus, Phidippus audax
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Zygoballus sexpunctatus are small jumping spiders, usually no more than 3-5 mm in length. Females are covered with iridescent scales, and males have large, spinous setae. Displays between males and between males and females are shown in a series of film clips.
Topic: Zygoballus,salticid,Salticidae,spider,Araneae,jumping spider,courtship,display,display...
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This video includes clips that illustrate some of the common behavior of both male and female Zygoballus sexpunctatus. These small spiders frequently wave legs I as they move about. Some feeding sequences are also shown.
Topic: Zygoballus,Zygoballus sexpunctatus,salticid,Salticidae,spider,jumping spider,Araneae,animal behavior
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Feb 11, 2009 David Edwin Hill
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This video contains six different sequences of predation upon spiders and flies by an adult female Phidippus princeps from Greenville County, South Carolina, USA. These spiders are common inhabitants of old fields near forest margins, and move between nest sites on herbaceous plants and sites on nearby trees. They feed on a wide variety of spider and insect prey, including conspecifics, at all phases of their life cycle.
Topic: Salticidae,salticid,Phidippus,Phidippus princeps,jumping...
Anasaitis canosa is a common jumping spider in woodland leaf-litter, or on fallen trunks and branches, in the southeastern United States. This video depicts feeding by both females and males on various Diptera, as well as pursuit and capture of ants under natural conditions.
This video depicts the courtship and mating behavior of Anasaitis canosa, a common jumping spider in woodland leaf-litter in the southeastern United States.
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Nov 27, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This is a minor update to include several text corrections in the conclusions section of the previous version
Topics: spider, salticid, Salticidae, orientation, behavior, behaviour, jumping spider, Phidippus,...
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This republication of a brief Peckhamia paper documents early observations related to the function of pretarsal claws and adhesive footpads in these spiders. The should be considered along with a more recent publication on the subject jumping spider feet.
Topics: Phidippus, Phidippus regius, jumping spider, Salticidae, salticid, pretarsus, claws, footpads
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This is a republication of a work that originally appeared in Peckhamia. It describes the elaborate system of tracheae in salticid spiders, as reconstructed from serial sections of the spider Phidippus. Many spiders have "dual: respiratory systems, one consisting of paired book lungs in association with the heart and respiratory pigments carried in the hemolymph, and the other associated with the elaborate tracheae.
Topics: Araneae, tracheae, spider, spiders, book lung, salticid, Salticidae, Phidippus, jumping spider,...
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This brief paper is a republication of a note that appeared in the journal Peckhamia. It describes the cheliceral fangs of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae). Fangs are serrated in the manner of tyrannosaur teeth (or serrated knives) for penetration, and bear a distal pore for the injection of venom into prey.
Topics: fang, chelicera, chelicerate, Chelicerata, Araneae, venom, spider, jumping spider, Salticidae,...
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This is a republication of a brief paper previously published in Peckhamia. It describes the pores associated with the cuticle of salticid or jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae).
Topics: Salticidae, salticid, pores, integument, Araneae, spider, jumping spider
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This is a republication of a paper published in Peckhamia that described field observations of a jumping spider that is presently called Eris militaris. Photographs and drawings from field notes taken in the 1973-1975 time frame have been added to this work.
Topics: Eris, Eris militaris, Eris marginata, salticid, Salticidae, jumping spider, spider, Araneae,...
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This publication describes the pursuit of ants by the jumping spider Anasaitis canosa. This is one of the relatively few salticid spiders (Araneae, Salticidae) that actively pursues and preys upon ants. This also documents the indirect or detoured pursuit of sighted ants by these active predators that dwell in leaf-litter habitats of the subtropical to warm-temperate forests of the Southeastern United States.
Topics: Anasaitis, Anasaitis canosa, salticid, Salticidae, jumping spider, spider, Araneae, predation,...
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This publication documents the results of research completed in 1979 on the subject of the ability of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae, Phidippus audax) to detect and to avoid distasteful milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus). It is noteworthy that learned avoidance is relatively short-lived for "hungry" spiders.
Topics: Phidippus, Phidippus audax, salticid, Salticidae, jumping spider, spider, Araneae, learning,...
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This brief, original publication describes the relationship of visual symbols (yantra, or mandalas) to the practice of meditation. This meditative practice is associated with the cessation of thought and the experience of kundalini, the flow of conscious perception linked to the chain of chakras.
Topics: yantra, mandala, kundalini, chakra, meditation, yoga, symbol, sensory experience, experience,...
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This publication reviews older as well as more recent work on the structure and function of the feet of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae). The ability of these spiders to extend and to retract paired foot pads (as well as claws) is documented. Many illustrations of related SEM work are included. Many spiders possess an elaborate mechanism of presumed van der Waals adhesion, similar to that demonstrated for gecko lizards. In many respects, the structural sophistication and miniaturization of...
Topics: feet, salticid, Salticidae, Phidippus, jumping spider, Araneae, spider, pretarsus, tenent setae,...
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This is a republication of an earlier paper on the subject published in Peckhamia. Additional material related to the structure of spider book lungs has been added to document structural evidence for the hypothesis that the air spaces within the book lungs of spiders can expand and contract in association with transient hemolymph pressure changes and the heart beat.
Topics: Salticidae, Lyssomanes, Lyssomanes viridis, book lung, respiration, spider, Araneae, Salticidae,...
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This is a republication of a brief paper on the subject of modified setae of the salticid (Araneae, Salticidae) pedipalp, particularly those used for chemosensory or grooming behavior. This paper was originally published in Peckhamia.
Topics: pedipalp, salticid, Salticidae, Phidippus, Araneae, jumping spider, setae
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This is a republication of a short paper on the mating of the jumping spider (Araneae, Salticidae) Phidippus princeps, published in Peckhamia.
Topics: Phidippus, Phidippus princeps, salticid, Salticidae, Araneae, jumping spider, behavior, behaviour,...
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Nov 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This publication covers work completed in the 1973-1975 time frame on the general structure of the salticid (Araneae, Salticidae) central nervous system. More recent work on this subject is also reviewed.
Topics: Salticidae, invertebrate, salticid, jumping spider, Araneae, spider, central nervous system,...
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Oct 25, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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Phidippus audax is a large and widely-distributed jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae), found throughout a large part of North America, particularly in the East. This spider can be found in many habitats, including old-fields in South Carolina. This movie, based on jumping spiders from Greenville County, South Carolina, shows adult and immature spiders feeding on spider and insect prey. Their powerful, iridescent chelicerae are used to macerate soft-bodied prey, and otherwise to penetrate and...
Topics: spider, salticid, Salticidae, Phidippus, Phidippus audax, jumping spider, Springspinnen, behavior,...
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Oct 21, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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The relatively large jumping spider Phidippus clarus is an inhabitant of prairie and old field habitats throughout much of North America, living on herbaceous plants. Females can be highly variable in appearance, ranging from individuals with many tan to orange scales covering most of the body, to dark or melanistic forms devoid of most scales. These dark forms can be very similar to the males in appearance. This movie depicts a series of different females from Greenville County, South...
Topics: Phidippus, salticid, Salticidae, spider, jumping spider, Araneae, behavior, polymorphism,...
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Oct 20, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This movie shows an adult male jumping spider (Thiodina sylvana) from Greenville County, South Carolina, feeding on an immature lynx spider (Oxyopes salticus).
Topics: salticid, jumping spider, Salticidae, spider, Thiodina, Araneae, behavior, Oxyopes, Oxyopidae, lynx...
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This movie depicts the courtship and mating behavior of the green jumping spider, Lyssomanes viridis. This unusual jumping spider is often found under Magnolia leaves in the Southeastern United States. Many interesting aspects of the visual courtship display of the male, interactions between the male and female, and the remarkable mechanics of mating behavior in spiders are shown.
Topics: Salticidae, salticid, Lyssomanes, jumping spider, spider, animal behavior, behavior, behaviour,...
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Jun 9, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This movie depicts the feeding behavior of the green jumping spider, Lyssomanes viridis. Macro views of immature and adult male and female spiders are shown feeding upon various nematoceran and brachyceran flies. Many other aspects of the behavior and biology of these jumping spiders are also described.
Topics: Salticidae, salticid, jumping spider, spider, Lyssomanes, animal behavior, animal behaviour,...
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May 31, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This video shows an immature Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) feeding on a tettigonid cricket. The feeding process is shown, from beginning to end, as the mantid eats the entire cricket. Post-feeding grooming behavior and use of parallax are also shown. This is a macro view of the process.
Topics: mantid, mantis, Stagmomantis, insect, behavior, behaviour, feeding, cricket, katydid, parallax,...
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This movie depicts the ability of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae: Thiodina sylvana) to extend and to retract their articulated pretarsal claws and footpads as they walk. Many other aspects of the behavior of these spiders are also illustrated.
Topics: Salticidae, salticid, Thiodina, spider, Araneae, behavior, animal behavior, behaviour, animal...
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May 16, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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The jumping spider (salticid) Thiodina sylvana is common in or near wooded areas in Eastern North America. These spiders appear to operate in a stealth mode, moving and turning slowly to face objects of interest in their surroundings. This video depicts many of the moving and turning behaviors of these spiders, and highlights many important features of jumping spider biology. Included are views of the scanning telescopic Anterior Medial Eyes, and both extension and retraction of the articulated...
Topics: Salticidae, spider, behavior, behaviour, jumping spider, salticid, invertebrate, arthropod, vision
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May 13, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This document describes research on the ability of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae) to target their prey through variable velocity (direction, speed) relative to prey direction in the Earth's gravitational field.
Topics: Salticidae, Phidippus, jumping spider, spider, orientation, location information, animal behavior
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May 13, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This is a new write-up of research work pertaining to the ability of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae) to use distance, direction, and location information as they move through vegetation. The mathematical analysis of the three-dimensional spatial memory of these spiders is greatly improved, as is the interpretation of a large amount of experimental data, not previously available to the general public. Although these spiders are small, many features of their directional memory parallel...
Topics: Salticidae, spider, jumping spider, salticid, Phidippus, orientation, location memory, animal...
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May 13, 2007 David Edwin Hill
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This video includes a series of film clips depicting an attack upon, and subsequent feeding on, an orchard spider (Leucauge venusta) by the woodland jumping spider (Thiodina sylvana). Macro clips have sufficient detail to allow the viewer to see the process of fluid movement during the feeding process.
Topics: Thiodina, jumping spider, spider, salticid, Salticidae, behavior, predation